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Commentary

Our great faith in some day

The words “Some Day,” seem to portray a faith in the future, which we all thrive on. Some day my love will come. Some day I’ll find you. Some day we will all meet in heaven. Some day we will finally understand. Some day the struggle will be over. Some day, is the promise of tomorrow. ...

Looking back on leadership

Soon it will be Presidents Day; a day of passion and remembrance. Until 1971, both Wednesday and Feb. 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22). In 1971 President Nixon proclaimed one single federal public ...

Koch’s efforts, heart built up region

John Koch died in Naples, Fla., last week at age 97. He moved to Naples from Dunkirk 38 ago after selling his brewery and the death of his wife. As a result, most people in Dunkirk-Fredonia area do not remember him or know much about him. I have had the good fortune of knowing John and ...

Getting stuck while tying one on

A book that caught my attention in the library the other day was entitled “50 KNOTS YOU NEED TO KNOW.” I really don’t think I need to know that many knots. I believe I have led a pretty full life without a plethora of knot knowledge. (Excuse me, but I need to congratulate myself. I just ...

Taking care of ‘Business’ for area

Village’s win benefits our region Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to offer some positive input to quiet some negative comments in public and on social media concerning the recent winner of the Small Business Revolution — Fredonia. l have lived in Dunkirk most of my life and have ...

There’s no easy way to explain love

Love is a many splendored thing — and can be quite confusing. What is love? How do we feel love? The Greeks had the right idea. They had at least six different words for love, depending on who or what was being loved. We often think of love as physical love or passion. Eros is what we feel ...